GamerFest returns to RDS, Dublin May 27th, 28th

GamerFest, Ireland’s gaming and esports festival, returns to the RDS, Dublin this May 27th and 28th

Collegiate Esports Challenge sees University College Dublin (UCD) take on Technological University Dublin (TUD) on the GamerFest Live Stage

Leading content creators appearing include Ryan Mar, Mr Gibbon, Antitinkerbell and The Gara Show – more special guest announcements coming soon

Five cutting edge Williams Esports sim racing rigs will be available for visitors to try and their Irish driver Daire McCormack will also be there

New Industry Zone offers visitors a chance to explore educational and career opportunities in the gaming industry

GamerFest returns to RDS, Dublin May 27th, 28th

GamerFest, Ireland’s biggest gaming and esports festival is returning to the RDS, Dublin this May 27th and 28th after the hugely successful event last year which saw 5,000+ gamers gather in person for the first time since covid.

The epic GamerFest weekend will be a celebration of all things gaming and will feature the latest gaming releases, VR gaming, esports, gaming challenges and a host of special guests including top Twitch and YouTube creators and a variety of exciting live stage content. Among those confirmed to attend are Ryan Mar, Mr Gibbon, Antitinkerbell and The Gara Show, with more exciting special guest announcements coming soon. Meanwhile, Club Loaded Energy and Energise Energy have been confirmed as Official Drinks Partners with multiple giveaways and competitions planned at the event.

This year, GamerFest has teamed up with Nativz Collegiate to launch their first ever Collegiate Challenge which will see Ireland’s top colleges face off on the GamerFest Esports Stage. Teams from University College Dublin and Technological University Dublin will go head to head on stage in both Valorant and Rocket League matches.

GamerFest is also running online open tournaments in Valorant and FIFA for competitive gamers. The finalists of these online tournaments will then go forward to compete on the Esports Stage in May in front of a live audience.

GamerFest has also confirmed a ground-breaking partnership with Williams Esports. Five cutting edge Williams Esports sim racing rigs will be available at GamerFest so fans can put their racing skills to the test. In addition to a Fastest Lap Challenge taking place across the weekend, Williams Esports Irish driver Daire McCormack will also be in attendance, meeting the crowd and chatting about his sim racing career to date.

Zero Latency VR will be returning to GamerFest with the most incredibly immersive VR gaming experience, bringing a unique combination of technology and pure imagination that transports players into a world of free-roam gaming. Organisers have also revealed a partnership with Sega that will see Sega Frontiers featured at the event along with a host of other titles.

Visitors both young and old can take a walk down memory lane in the popular Retro Zone which hosts a range of old school games and consoles including Mega Drive and Atari, along with a host of classic retro arcade machines.

The newly launched Industry Zone will also provide visitors a chance to explore the incredible education and career opportunities within gaming. Pulse College and Black Shamrock Studio will be in attendance to provide advice and guidance for aspiring professionals.

Since its establishment in 2017, GamerFest has established itself as a diverse, community-led gaming event for everyone with a passion for gaming, whether that be casual gaming with friends or those who engage in competitive esports tournaments, game development and design or content creation.

GamerFest CEO Stuart Dempsey says:

“We can’t wait to see everyone at GamerFest Summer for an absolutely packed weekend of gaming! Whether you’re a dedicated esports player, or a young casual gamer, we have something for everyone at the event.”

GamerFest takes place at The RDS, Dublin this May 27th and 28th

with tickets on sale now at GamerFest.ie.

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